HIGH POINT - You can fight hunger one step at a time this weekend. The 30th annual CROP Hunger Walk of High Point is on Sunday, September 29th.
Open Door Ministries of High Point, in partnership with Church World Service (CWS) needs your help to make sure local families and those living across the world have enough to eat.
Steve Key, the executive director of Open Door Ministries and Bob Culler with First Baptist Church joined WFMY News 2's Tracey McCain Tuesday on the Good Morning Show to talk about the event.
Key explained the goal, which is to raise $37,500 through 750 walkers. Donations from each walker will allow Open Door Ministries to continue serving the less fortunate and homeless in the High Point community. Key says programs like the Father's Table provides over 130,000 meals a year and a nonperishable food pantry that serves up to 200 families each month.
One person who supports the cause is First Baptist Church member Chaplain Terry Eddinger. Eddinger is currently serving as the Command Chaplain for the Joint Task Force at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Culler explained Eddinger's role in the military and his role in the event at home. "He is the primary chaplain to the U.S. troops working at the detainment camp. Terry has participated in CROP Walk for many years and distance is not stopping his participation."
While Chaplain Eddinger is walking in Cuba on Sunday, Culler and Key hope you'll join your local community in the fight against hunger.
Call the Open Door Ministries at 336-885-0191 to register. You can also register the day of the walk on Sunday, Sept. 29th.
It's at 3 p.m. at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.
For more information about the event, click here.
Money collected through the September 29th CROP Hunger Walk will have an impact in our local community with 25% being directly distributed to Open Door Ministries of High Point.
WFMY News 2